Friday, January 30, 2015

The Iceman Cometh

Val Kilmer is Citizen Twain

Besides Batman, he's been a Real Genius, Iceman in Top Gun, and virtually became Jim Morrison.

Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.

Now, Val Kilmer has written, directed, and stars in Citizen Twain, a one-man show about the eponymous literary giant whose name continues to haunt students on both sides of the Mississippi.

This is not a belated April Fool's joke.

Channeling the legendary author's trademark macabre wit (and looks, thanks to some prosthetic pieces, a prop cigar, and bourbon), Kilmer deploys his show at the Historic Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

But be sure to see it soon, because this limited-run (probably soon-to-be-legendary engagement) won't be around forever.

Unlike Mark Twain.

Citizen Twain
Thru Wednesday, April 11
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
(323) 469-1181

Tickets: $40-60 here
Nearby: Bowery; Providence; Osteria La Buca

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